Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Katija | 2008/06/23

Q.

Starting solid - Colic/Cramping

My son is just over 6 months old. He has been collicy and cramping from birth. He has been on Navalac AC 1 and now has moved onto Novalac AC 2. He is fine with his milk, the problem starts when he started solids. I initially started him on rice cereal at 4 and half months. Had terrible cramps almost every night. I then took him off solids and started again on rice cereal about a week ago (after he turned 6 months) His cramps are back but not as severely or as often. I have been giving him Buscopan / Scopex for the cramps. My baby needs to start on purity soon but I am afraid of the reaction. What should I do?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am not happy about your having to give him the Buscopan and the Scopex for his colicky symptoms which he develops on eating his rice cereal. He is now at an age when he should be starting on solids, but it seems that he is one of those rare babies who does not tolerate this cereal well. it may be that there is another product in this cereal which is affecting him, possibly a starch.Try the Purity maize cereal and see if he tolerates it better.

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